Sunday, 11 December 2016

Former US Assistant Secretary of State confuses compliance with journalism

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/369933-kramer-rt-journalists-fake-news/

A former State Department official claimed this week that RT's staff are not legitimate news reporters. This is ostensibly because “real journalists” only work for compliant US media and not disruptive foreign competitors.


While Kramer’s logic is truly astounding, it does give an insight into the mindset of the American establishment when it comes to the media. In their worldview, “real journalists” don’t ask difficult questions, and do help officials spin the US-driven narrative of the day. However, reporters who try to hold them to account are not legitimate because they refuse to play the game.
But in this day and age, the audiences, in the US and elsewhere, have a different view.

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